Acer unveils sexy and muscular Ethos notebooks
Acer is currently shining the spotlight on two new Ethos configurations (the 5943G and the 8943G), both of which are clearly focused on providing multimedia fans with a hefty amount of mobile performance from within a truly sassy and slender design package.
While both platforms offer the same slimline chassis, metallic accents, and general muscle, the 5943G comes with a 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768), while the 8943G is likely to delight gamers thanks to a whopping 18.4-inch Full HD screen (1920 x 1080).
Glittering eye-candy aside for a second, it’s the core oomph-worthy specs that make Acer’s Ethos line stand out. Specifically, both notebooks are built on the HM55 chipset and can be powered by any of Intel’s impressive new Core microprocessors (namely the i3, i5 or i7).
Both computers also support up to 4GBs of DDR3 RAM, a graphics choice between the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5560 or the HD 5850 (inc. 1GB of VRAM and support for DirectX 11), and up to 640GBs of hard drive storage – the 8943G is even able to double up to a ceiling of more than terabyte.
Other features and functions designed to help separate us from our pocket money include Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), a DVD or Blu-ray drive, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth, a built-in Web camera, a multi-gesture touchpad, a multi-card reader, and up to 3.5 hours of operation via an eight-cell rechargeable battery.
Consider me enthralled. The only thing presently preventing stringy drool from drenching my keyboard is that Acer has not yet revealed regional availability or price points for its new Ethos range.
Hurry up already! And keep it reasonable… don’t make me buy a Mac.